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Gay Polo League Welcomes Back RSM US as 2019 Presenting Sponsor
March 8th, 2019

The Gay Polo League (GPL) is thrilled to welcome back RSM US LLP (RSM) – the nation’s leading provider of audit, tax, and consulting services focused on the middle market – as the Presenting Sponsor for the 10th Annual Land Rover Palm Beach International Gay Polo Tournament, April 4-7, 2019. The tournament will once again be hosted at the International Polo Club Palm Beach, one of the world’s premier polo venues. The hotly anticipated event is the most exciting and festive social event of the winter polo season, and will attract world-class talent, as well as feature the renowned and imaginative tailgate competition.

“We want to recognize the importance of our LGBTQ allies – the people, brands, and companies who enthusiastically embrace and support our community, namely our wonderful sponsors,” says Chip McKenney, founder of GPL. “Our sponsors represent companies that proactively support and advance equality and diversity. To these people and companies, we extend a heartfelt thanks. We are PROUD and grateful to be associated with you.”

“At RSM, we demonstrate our core values of respect, integrity, teamwork, excellence, and stewardship every day through our interactions with one another, with our clients, and with our communities,” said Kerensa Butler, partner, Southeast Private Equity leader, and national Pride employee network group leader. “We’re honored to be a part of the Gay Polo League.”

RSM’s goal is to deliver the power of being understood to clients, colleagues, and communities. Initially introduced to GPL through a major Wealth Management client, RSM’s support has grown tremendously over the years, as has the firm’s commitment to the LGBT community, an understanding that goes much deeper than personal finances.

“Our decision to sponsor GPL started out of support for an organization that one of our clients was passionate about,” said Mike Lin, a manager with RSM Wealth Management. “Over time, our relationship with GPL grew as we learned more about their charitable mission and the potential to align with our commitment to diversity and inclusion.”

This year, GPL celebrates the 10th anniversary of its unique polo event, and plans are in place to make it the most memorable event of the year. As GPL is a platform for human rights, the “GPL Polotini Presents WIGSTOCK!” party on Friday, April 5 will be a fundraiser for SAGE, a national organization providing advocacy and services to LGBT elders.

Tickets for the 10th Annual International Gay Polo Tournament and its festivities are currently on sale at gaypolo.com/tickets. Though the Presenting Sponsorship slot has been claimed, the Gay Polo League is still offering sponsorship opportunities at different levels for the tournament. Custom sponsorship packages are also available upon request. If you are interested in sponsorships, please contact Chip McKenney at chip@gaypolo.com.